During the junior year of high school, your high school career is usually set in stone. By the end of the year 3 out of 4 years of high school are completed, your standardized tests scores are mostly finished, and there’s no going back to improve on grades from freshman or sophomore year. Make sure you don’t waste any time! Do everything you want to do while still keeping your grades up. It’s possible to have a social life while getting good grades.
I’m sure by now you’ve heard of the SAT and ACT. These two tests are standardized tests that make a huge part in a college’s decision on whether or not to admit you to their college, and if admitted, how much merit scholarship you will receive (if any). These are four and three hour tests respectively that are extremely boring. However, DEFINITELY take at least one test in the fall of your junior year. You do not want to have a subpar score in both tests when applying to colleges as a senior. By taking the shadow fight 2 cheats before most people, you are familiarizing yourself with the feel of it. Now you can study for it by taking practice tests or signing up for an expensive class. Your second time around you should be much more successful, and still have time for a third try since you started early.
Before you take the ACT and/or SAT, you should look into colleges you want to go to. Make a list of 10 colleges, and be sure to include “safety schools” that you are overqualified to be accepted into based upon standardized tests scores and GPA. But remember, it’s not only your grades that get you into college. Extra curricular activities such as sports and volunteering are great assets as well.
Make sure you don’t just do things because you think it would look good on your college applications. Although you will have to do some things you don’t want to such as study for the SAT, you don’t have to do 200 hours of volunteer work if you don’t have to. Find something that you want to do that shows that you are a leader if that’s the void you are trying to fill in your college admissions process.
Some time during junior year, friend groups are more or less set in stone. By the end of the year most of the class will have their driver’s license, and you will see that all-in-all, your high school class has turned into the stereotypical high school class that you see in movies. There are every type of group such as the jocks, nerds, and class clowns, and everyone is known as such by the rest of the school. It’s easy to be a part of whichever group you want: just be yourself.